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light, to honor the all-too short life of scott mcmillan the little boy tortured and eventually killed in what has been killed an american horror story. tonight a chester county community came together to remember the boy who never had a chance. >> it is friday night and the big story on "action news" tonight is lit but filled -- a lit but mourn full demonstration for a 3-year-old boy. it was not just those gathered at the church in parksburg that burned candles for scotty tonight. thousands of people throughout the area paused at 7:00 tonight and shared their sorrow and their sympathy. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live at the gateway church in parksburg, chester county. any, so much he motion there tonight in response to utterly horrific crime. >> reporter: jim, so many people were touched by that little boy.
in fact this community suffered two tragedies this week. and they mourned both of those tragedies tonight. one for the little boy who police say was killed at the hands of the very people who were supposed to care for them and also for a popular mother police say was killed in a murder-suicide. ♪ >> with candles in hand this chester county community wept, prayed, and sang and held their children close, remembering 3-year-old scotty mcmillan savagely tortured and killed allegedly at the hands of his mother and her boyfriend. >> he was beaut bull, beautiful boy. >> scotty's mother jillian tait and her boyfriend gary fillen baum were charged with first degree murder the district attorney saying he will ask for the death penalty. >> he was lashed with a metal rod and tied to a chair and beaten. he was tied upside down by his feet and beaten. his head was smashed through a
wall. >> reporter: aat caused couple lived with tate's two children and her boyfriend. tracey naiingle worked with three adults at a nearby walmart and she knew something was not rights in the home. >> he's a very angry, scary man. >> tonight's vigil not only mourned sdoty but 41-year-old jesinda miller shot by her boyfriend as she arrived for work monday. he then turned the gun on himself. >> to be part of a community of this i'm proud to be of it. >> pastor dean will provide over miller's funeral tomorrow telling mourners to pray for families of both tragedies and open to those maybe in harms way. >> i think many homes we disguise ourselves because we think we may have problems we all have problems when we need help we should seek it. >> reporter: and gary fellenbaum's mother speaking to associated press depending her
son saying she's shocked by charges and said he always likes children. scotty's older brother we're told is in custody of family. jasinda's miller's viewing is st. luke's hospital and her sons are in the custody of family as well. reporting live in parksburg, annie mccormick, "channel 6 action news," jim. >> more than a thousand and people posted pictures tonight on our facebook page. pictures of candles lit for scotty. you can go to facebook.com/6abcactionnow see them or add a picture of your own. we have breaking news from chopper 6 live over roosevelt boulevard at adams avenue in northeast philadelphia and it has been closed because of a serious crash that began with assault on a police officer. a plaque escalade. a cadillac escalade fled that scene and then collided with a honda. the 25-year-old driver of that car was ejected from the vehicle and was rushed to einstein medical center.
the driver of the cadillac is in custody. there is no word yet what led to the assault on the officer who did suffer a hand injury. >> a vine video tonight chose a teacher who had been attacked by a student at bartram nice southwest philadelphia. this happened yesterday. the substitute suffered a concussion. the student has been suspended and is facing expulsion. bartram was plagued by violent incidents in march a student knocked a school staffer unconscious and new principal took over bartram in the fall trying to improve security. haddenfield police are asking for help identifying the suspects seen here vandalizing a school bus. they used skate boards to smack the side and danl the door. it happened 5:00 tuesday in the parking area near the department of public works. >> this was suspected kidnaper of carlesha freeland gamer his name delvin barnes delivered to the regional jail tonight in
virginia he's on suicide watch having been officially charged with attempted murder, sexual assault and kidnapping. those charges stem from last month's abduction of of a 16-year-old girl in richmond. he allegedly brought her to his house in dharlz charles city county to rain her and set her on fire. she escaped to this lot two miles away. barnes was arrested two nights ago in jess-up maryland when lawmen rescued free land. she's back in philadelphia tonight with her family. the wheels open the bus will go round and round. septa's largest union ratified a contract with the transit agency tonight. twu local 234 aapproved the deal providing for 2% raise last month and increase next year. terms were negotiated under threat of strike last week. >> members of south jersey
football team took the field tonight as they do most fall friday night. tonight was different. tonight the team had a purpose beyond the final score. tonight they were there to help henery. "action news" reporter dann cuellar has the story. meet-year-old henery norton of pennsauken, new jersey. >> how is everything you having fun? >> he looks like any normal kid but he has something virtually no one heard of usher syndrome. >> some are born deaf and lose vision in henery's case and some born deaf and blind. >> henery lost 90% of vision since february 201 3. fortunately thanks to two cochlear implants he's able to hear. >> amazing innovations. you can make the deaf hear should they choose to and we did. and henery will rely on his hearing more and more because as his vision diminishes further and further he'll be able to hear which is the difference. >> doctors tell the family there is no known cure for the genetic
disorder. for the football team camden catholic that wreaks and they wanted to do something to bring attention to usher syndrome and henery's might. tonight they had a little tailgate party for him before camden catholic game. they were wearing red because it's easier for hen troy see. in fact team members have been wearing red tee shirts to practice which have not washed all week and of course, by now they wreak too. >> we can take the shirts off and we can wash them and shower and we'll be fine. but at the end of the day, henery will always be mripd and deaf. and it wreaks. >> and then the football game tonight will be a blast. >> whoa ! >> wreak wreak. >> are you ready for football. >> wreak week. >> before the game tem members faced henery and gave him sign language symbol for i love you which he heartily returned to cheers. >> you know every day you hear about all the bad things going on in the world. crime, tragedies, they're also a
lot of good people out here doing good thepingz and this i'm proud to say is one of them. in pensauken, new jersey, dann cuellar, "channel 6 action news." >> thank you, dap, still to come on "action news" tonight how a stepfather saved his 5-year-old daughter from a kidnaper. and plus the president's plan to double the number of troops to continue isis. >> tonight i have "action news" troubleshoot werz a twist. if you're looking nor new way to add heat to your home this winter this is one you have to watch. >> feel a bit like winter tonight. wind chills in the 20s and 30s. tonight will be coldest air of the season so far. it gets colder next week. i'll have details in the accu wairming forecast. >> and plus "high school huddle" and can sixers win first game of the schbility ducis rogers with that and we have more when the schbility ducis rogers with that and we have more when "action news" continues tonight
>> there is a than my home and he took my 5-year-old daughter. >> that was frantic 911 call from a mother whose 5-year-old daughter was snatched from her bed by a straiping they are happened early this morning in sandy utah and the kidnaper ran right out the front door with a little girl in his arms and the girl's stepfather awakened by the commotion was not far behind. he confronted the man and the suspect dropped the khiltd and ran off. police found him hiding in a neighbor's home. >> it appears more american troops are headed to iraq in the fight against isis. president obama author writinged pentagon to help send another 15 0 0 troops iraq and that brings forces to 3100. troops would be charged with advising and training iraqi fighters. congress must approve 5.6 million to pay for the mission.
>> loretta lynch will be nominated to be the next attorney general. she's u.s. attorney for eastern new york. and con firpd she would be first african-american twom head the justice department. unemployment rate fell to 3.8% last month lowest it's been in six years which stemmed from burst of hiring which added 14,000 jobs in the u.s. economy. >> if you think about buying something knew to heat your home this wiptser this next story will have special interest for you. it's a "action news" troubleshooter case with a twist. "action news" reporter nydia han has the details. >> you've seen ads probably for these fireplaces that are supposed to save you money or heating bills. what if the product stopped working. denise and her husband watch aid new way to add heat to
their home. last january 3 they bought a heat surge electric fireplace for 31 dollars. >> it was nice taken put out a lot of heat. >> they say after only a few weeks. >> it was totally just shut off like the flames would shut off everything would shut off. no heat came out nothing. >> the shar's was told to she receipt the unit. >> we kept taking it off the wall and resetting it until timely one night it said it won't work any more it didn't work. >> they were then uninstructed to take it to appliance repair shop. >> they gave me claim number for claim check and said we'll call when done. >> many months the entire winter passed and when we met shar's in september they were still without their fireplace. >> i keep paying on this thing and don't have it and i can't get any satisfaction. >> after the "action news" troubleshooters called heat surge wala the company sent them a brand new unit.
>> i tried hard for months and months and months to get this thing and you guys came in and one day it was all taken care of. >> our "action news" photographer and troubleshooter jason marcini install the new fire lace. >> problem solved and i appreciate so much your help i i really, really do. >> here is the twist, denise told us the new unit stopped working too. we contacted heat surge again and this time the company gave the couple a full refund. also the company tells us it's no mropinger making that model ev 2 portrait and blames the delay on revolving the problem on miscommunication. it believes the shar's didn't follow all the instructions in manual. recommendations include you should not use extension cords with unit and not plug other appliances into the same circuit. for company's full statement go to 6abc.com and head to our troubleshooters page if you need help. i'm nydia han, "channel 6 action news." >> thank you, nydia. it will be a very chilly
weekend. here's cecily tynan. >> tonight is a night you need heat. temperatures drop quickly. stormtracker 6 double scan showing we have dry conditions out there and action cam taking a look what the is known as full beaver moon and full beaver moon and americans can set traps to make sure beaver pelts keep them warm through the winter. you do need a jacket tonight. 42 in philadelphia. currently allentown 36. trenton 40. millville 38 and wilmington 37. wind chill factor feels 32 allentown and 31 wilmington. poconos which saw a few snow showers today wind chill is 6. satellite 6 along with action radar showing we had some of the lake effect showers even a little bit of small hail here or there. some snow in poconos.
now the clouds clearing out very nicely. high pressure taking control and this will bring us a decent day after a very cold night. the lowest temperature so far this season 36. monday morning wheeling colder than that. tomorrow morning 36. millville down to 28. reading 28, allentown dropping down to 26 degrees. if you have associating games tomorrow morning or races you definitely want to bundle up. by the afternoon, with good amount of sunshine. temperatures warm up to 52. still it will be cool day. not feeling quite as harsh as today since winds won't be nearly as strong and cold front moves through on saturday night with little bit of cloud cover behind that sunshine and temperatures a little milder 57 degrees. so two days with temperatures in the 50s. and the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast showing then we warm into the 60s by monday. 62 degrees turning milder and
heading to the linc for eagles game looking nice. dry companies, 54 at kickoff down to r50 for 4th quarter and veteran's day it will be mild. 67. then things begin to change. wednesday a strong cold front moves through. this brings us clouds. cooler conditions with showers, 56 degrees. then bottom really drops out on thursday and friday. afternoon high struggling to make it into the mid 40s. overnight low down below freezing in philadelphia down into the 20s in many suburbs. so a cool weekend. it gets cold by end of next week. it will feel more like december. >> all right. cecily. thank you. coming up, can sixers win first game of the season? ducis rogers with the answer. game of the season? ducis rogers with the answer. and when we continue in a
>> sixers down 11. late in fourth sixers trail by four. both sixers within one. moved to a three point game. down three. johnson time expires. sixers lose 118-1 15, 0-6 worst start in 42 years. >> eagles panthers monday night from the moment chip kelly got here he told us he does not have specific offensive system and he take lorz offense for whichever quarter sbak in there. with nick foles hurt sanchez gets the call he has known him since he saw him ten years ago playing high school football chip was asked did he ever think they could cross paths. >> i had it all mapped up i sat down and said i will have him open my team. the guy next to me said -- don't worry about it it will work. >> chip has jokes.
>> temple with 8 point under dog. owls don't read the memos. one more and alls are eligible. kenneth harper. driving through rush hour traffic. 75 yard touchdown 10-0 temple. late 4th quarter seconds to go on clock. elliot. owls lose 16-13. next week they visit ten penn state. >> that's a look at sports. >> thank you, ducis. >> hundreds of talented athletes father at villanova university to kickoff a special event. special olympics pennsylvania fall festival got underway. special olympics pennsylvania fall festival got underway. tany dragones shared winning party on people! blinds to go's 60th anniversary sale continues celebrating with 20% off the entire store. you heard right, 20% off the entire store. we're talking employee pricing baby!
half if philadelphia will got a second casino. it will vote november 18. four companies are competing for the gambling license to plan to build in center city and others near the sports complex. sugarhouse is warning against competition claiming the market is saturated. "high school huddle" next on channel 6 followed by "jimmy kimmel live" and "nightline". "action news" continues at 5:30 are, for cecily tynan, ducis rogers and the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner have rogers and the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner have a good night and great weekend
[waves crashing on beach] i can't believe you're moving to chicago. i'm thinking about getting some chain and just locking you up to that pipe over there. i love you. i love you, too. (jules) ohh. that is the first time i've heard travis say, "i love you, too," without it being followed by, "now stop watching me sleep, mom." if you keep spying on your son, the karma gods will punish you. hopefully the karma gods are busy having lunch with santa at a restaurant called "we don't exist." i think i'll be fine-- aah! ohh! (thumping) stupid karma gods. sprained knee, huh? yeah. that sucks. bright side-- you look like a pimp. you better pay my bitches! (laughs) that's fun. you know, i'm fine. us cobbs can get through anything.
well, what about your son walking around with grandma's engagement ring in his pocket, trying to think of a way to keep his girlfriend from moving? i wonder what he'll do. maybe trav will just skip the ring and put a baby in her. that's what jelly bean would do. it's no fun when she's not here. you can't fix this one with a cane. unless you use it to pimp-whack kirsten over the head. no. i just hope that when he proposes, kirsten has enough sense to say no. (british accent) marry me, milady. (high-pitched voice) oh, god. it's an everything ring. pimp-whack. ohh! is there anything we can do to help with trav? just be there for him. (imitates travis) what if he talks in such a monotone way that i pass out from... (normal voice) don't whack me. look, you and travis always give each other crap. would it kill you to look him in the eye and say, "hey, buddy. how's it goin'?" isn't it enough that i wear these tight t-shirts you buy me? i mean, people assume i know farsi. i like to see what i pay for. (chuckles) he's my son. i want to know that he can count on you. okay. i'll try. (both imitate whip cracking) what are you, 6?
grow up. sweetie, could you get me some ice for my knee? sure. (all imitate whip cracking) jules, what the fudgenstein? you asked me to bring you coffee but you bought one anyway? sorry. i just wanted to see if they'd write my pimp name on the cup. one soy latte for lady j. love explosion. can you believe her? maybe trav will just skip the ring and put a baby in kirsten. that's what jelly bean would do. i totally would. my life is so much better with you in it. all right. i guess i'll just give this coffee to bobby. nah, he's gonna be late. you know how hard it is to shower when you don't have a shower? sir. you can't do that here. understood, my friend, but you can't keep me from rinsing. (grunts) freedom! bobby's late. you waste my time bringing you coffee? i'm sick of this group taking each other for granted. you know, it is time for some justice, foster home-style, except without the coat hanger brandings. starting now,
the punishment will fit the crime. vengeance--love it. who decides the punishment? we'll form a sacred council called... "the council." (whispers) "the council." all right, who should we get first? (all) break. jules... damn it. since you made me get you coffee today, and you did not take one sip, today you will be my official sip-giver. all right, grayson, i want you to watch how this is done, just in case i ever lose my arms. ugh! captain's patch has still got a little sand in it from my sea shower. perhaps you should upgrade your land boat to something nicer. hey, don't hate on simple living. one summer, i shared a futon with my friend opie. not in a gay way. we slept in shifts... unless we were really cold... or... homesick. my house has a living room big enough to have sumo matches, even though someone never lets me. but still sometimes i miss my dinky, little apartment.
that's the difference between men and women. once a woman gets a taste of the fancy life, she can never go back. can you believe this bull? no! it's crazy! because it's not! it's totally true! speak for yourselves. our first place sucked. we had no furniture. you know what happens when you sit on a milk crate every day? you get permanent waffle butt. well, it's gone now. well, then it's not permanent. the point is...i could easily go back to that life. you have $60 eye cream. you use four towels every shower. face, body, hair, feet. you think you can give all that up? totally. prove it. you stay here on bobby's boat. he stays at your house. ooh, how long? six months? a year? a weekend. i'm still in. yeah, all right. i can so do this. besides, it'll keep my mind off trav. it'll also keep you hidden until you can wear high heels again. 'cause when you wear flats, you're so teeny-tiny, i'm afraid someone's gonna step on you. (laughter) council.